Hospital Nursing Unit Secretary

General Information:

The Hospital Nursing Unit Secretary program may be completed in one to two semesters. This course is patterned on requirements of the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (www.nahuc.org), enabling participants to sit for the national certification exam. This program is recognized by local employers.


Program Information:

The Hospital Nursing Unit Secretary program is designed to prepare individuals, through classroom instruction, to perform competently as a secretary on a nursing unit. Students will learn and perform various clerical procedures such as telephone techniques, physician order interpretation, and maintenance of the patient’s chart, scheduling appointments, and requesting supplies and/or equipment. Students will receive a certificate of completion upon satisfactorily completing all program requirements. These students will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam.


Pre/co-requisite:

  • HEA 7625 (Medical Keyboarding) or Demonstrate the ability to type 35 wpm or more by following these instructions:

Please be advised that you must have a CPCC student ID number in order to take this test and to have the results counted. If you do not have one or have forgotten it, please call Corporate and Continuing Education Customer Service at (704) 330-4223 to obtain an ID number. Once that is done, please read and follow these directions carefully:

1) Please visit http://cpcc-healthcare.assesstyping.com/

2) Access code: CPCC50

3) Please fill in all boxes.

You are allotted 2 attempts to test out. You must have an accuracy score of at least 95%. If you are not successful, then you will be required to take Medical Keyboarding or wait to test out for the following semester.  You will be notified by the department via email regarding your results within 48 hours of taking the test. Your results will be good for one (1) calendar year. Please make sure that your computer is running the most current version of JAVA. You may also find it helpful to clean out your cookies under Internet Options.


  • HEA 7320 (Hospital Nursing Unit Secretary)
  • Permission is only granted for HEA 7320 upon completion of HEA 7625, testing out of HEA 7625 or Registering for HEA 7625 along with HEA 7320.

    Class Schedule

    Please see Schedule Builder for information regarding the textbook(s) for this class.


    Registration/Enrollment Procedures:

    Call CCE Customer Service at 704.330.4223 to register.

    To register online click here

    Cost: $180 per course (not including books and other College fees)


    Withdrawal Policy (Occupational Extension Classes):

    • All tuition will be systematically refunded by the College for any class canceled by the College.
    • 100% of tuition paid will be refunded by the College if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to the first day of the class.
    • 75% of tuition paid will be refunded by the College if the student officially withdraws from the class on or after the first day of the class through the 10% point of the class.

    Refund Policy


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